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Welcome, Capcom-ites!

Heading for Famitsu's column "Capcom-san Irasshai".

Heading for Famitsu’s column
Capcom-san Irasshai. (“Capcom, Welcome!”)



During the early PS2 era, Capcom would have a bi-weekly (or so) one-page feature in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu Playstation with this header image. Sometimes the background color would change, but the picture would remain the same. The art features famous faces from many late ’90s Capcom franchises, including many characters from the Rockman series like classic Rockman (with oddly shaped front solar panel almost resembling X’s helmet), Roll Caskett, Data, and a bunch of Kobuns. This particular column I took the scan from was actually about Rockman X5, and the text explains how it had been 3 years since the last main title release in the X series. You can see the rest of the page below.

Early X5 preview from Famitsu PS.

Early X5 preview from Famitsu PS.



Aside from some minor things, everything shown looks pretty similar to the final version of the game. The top screenshot gives 24 hours until the colony crashes instead of the final game’s 16 hours, and Douglas’ screencap of the opening video still says “DAGRUS” instead of “DOGLAS”, while Lifesaver’s says “LIFE SAVER” with a space in between that would be removed later. There’s also a weird typographical error in one part of the article’s text but other than that, nothing too strange to report.

6 Comments to "Welcome, Capcom-ites!"

  1. 2015/08/01 Saturday - 10:27 am | Permalink

    A 3 years hiatus!

  2. PStart's Gravatar PStart
    2015/08/01 Saturday - 6:34 pm | Permalink
  3. Typo Man's Gravatar Typo Man
    2015/08/04 Tuesday - 11:41 am | Permalink

    “There’s also a weird typographical error in one part of the article’s text but other than that, nothing too strange to report.”

    “Anodroid Repliroid” and “Rockmano X seris” is kinda strange…

  4. 2015/09/26 Saturday - 10:53 am | Permalink

    Hello again, my friend! Left you a message on the Database about borrowing part of this great image. Glad to see you back!

  5. 2015/10/01 Thursday - 12:20 am | Permalink

    Thanks!

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